Do you have access to international news channels? If so, you could give them a text from a newspaper as a source of written information and then let them watch a discussion on the same topic and show how people actually discuss and argue about issues.
There are MP3s at English Listening Language Lab Online - Learn English Naturally
Tdol, thanks a lot for a wonderful link!
I selected modern fiction as I am finding that my students struggle with putting what they know into complete sentences. The minute they have to speak or write in English all there knowledge of grammer flies out of the window. I teach at both the elementary and middle school level here in Korea and I find that I am struggling to find material that is relevant to the middle school level. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Does this site help? RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings
Which texts are you doing? Are you looking for materials about modern fiction?
I'm searching for some sources of vocabulary of any issue...